Arena Racing’s broadcast joint venture ‘The Racing Partnership’ (“TRP”) has announced that it has gained a significant number of new Irish betting partners, strengthening its overall racing coverage
Irish bookmakers joining TRP services include Boylesports, Sean Graham, Bar One, Track Sports, Bambury, Tully, Fox’s and Mulholland.
The bookmaker additions see TRP bring the total number of UK and Irish betting shops (Licensed Betting Offices – “LBOs”) who are signed up to TRP to more than 900.
In addition to the Irish LBOs, East-Midlands based independent LBO operator Mark Jarvis has signed up his 57 shops to TRP.
Managing Director of Mark Jarvis, David Cox said: “Naturally we have thought over the matter very carefully, and at the end of the day, it comes down to the fact that TRP content is essential for us. This is particularly the case from 1 January 2017 when six key racecourses move from SIS to TRP, including Lingfield Park, Wolverhampton and Southwell.”
Director of The Racing Partnership, Mark Kingston, said: “It is great news to have signed up a large number of independent LBOs in Ireland and the UK in the same week that the channel successfully went on air. This creates real momentum for The Racing Partnership.”